Jahangir mahal


Jahangiri Mahal (Hindi: जहाँगीरी महल, Urdu: جہانگیری محل), may be the most noteworthy building inside the Agra Fort of India. The Mahal was the principal zenana (palace for women belonging to the royal household), and was used mainly by the Rajput wives of Akbar. It is a blend of Hindu and Central Asian architecture.[1][2]

History

The palace was built by Emperor Akbar as a token of love for his son, Jahangir, who later became Emperor.

The Palace

There is a huge bowl called Hauz-i-Jahangiri, that it is carved out of a single piece of stone. This was used as a container for fragrant rose water.

Mughal queen, Nur Jahan used this as her palace.

See also

References

External links

  • Photos of Jahangiri Mahal